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The Housing Court has jurisdiction over criminal cases involving violations of the City’s housing, building, fire, zoning, health, waste collection, sidewalk and agricultural and air pollution codes. The court also hears civil cases involving landlord/tenant disputes.

Housing Court Mission

At the Cleveland Municipal Housing Court, we are committed to improving the quality of life in our neighborhoods. Through fair, tough, and compassionate adjudication and mediation the court strives to protect the health, safety and aesthetics of the properties and physical environments of our communities.

Press Release: Restricted Access During RNC:

In light of expected heavy traffic and limited parking near the Justice Center during the week of the Republican National Convention (RNC), access to the Justice Center will be restricted.  As a result, the Housing Division of the Cleveland Municipal Court will be open on a limited schedule from Monday, July 18, 2016 through Friday, July 22, 2016. 

During this week, the Housing Court will not hold regular criminal or civil (eviction) dockets and there will be no court-ordered set outs or moves outs; however, the Court’s Housing Clinic will maintain its regular business hours (8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.), and the Court may hold emergency hearings as needed.  Visitors to the court during this week should expect long delays caused by traffic and security measures.

Cases that normally would have been scheduled for hearing during the week of the RNC will be heard during the following week.  Therefore, parties and attorneys should expect heavier dockets and some delays during the week of July 25, 2016.